Monday, July 25, 2011

Planning meals based around the garden

We are finally getting enough veggies ready out in the garden that we can start to plan some of our meals around what's ready.

Tonight's meal will mostly consist of veggies from the garden.

Going to make BBQ chicken,steamed green beans(from the garden)maybe mashed potatoes,but I'm going to go back out in a few minutes and see if maybe I can steal a few new potatoes from the towers to go with dinner,and sliced tomato.

Then we will have Zucchini Pie:

4 cups peeled,sliced,seeded zucchini
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 TBS flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 TBS cream of tartar
2 TBS lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt(optional)
1/4 ground nutmeg(fresh is best)
1 TBS butter,diced
1 pastry crust for 9 inch pie

1)Boil zucchini until tender,drain and dunk in cold water to cool,drain again.

2)Add sugar,flour,cinnamon,cream of tartar,lemon juice,salt,nutmeg,Mix well.Put into pie crust,dot with butter,place crust on top.

3)Bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes.


  1. I envy you! I can only hope that my fall garden succeeds after the awful heat wave wiped out my spring garden.That pie sounds soooo good!

  2. Lamb,being as you are in Texas,you should be able to garden most of the winter.

    The zucchini pie is awesome,you can also make it as a crumble or a crisp and it's very good.